It’s time to make experimental drugs available where people really need them

August 10, 2014 12:10 AM

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It’s time to make experimental drugs available where people really need them

While the worst Ebola epidemic in history continues to ravish West Africa—with more than 900 victims since March—an experimental treatment called ZMapp was provided to two Americans who will most likely live.

When the disease reached Nigeria recently, the Minister of Health requested doses of ZMapp from the US government. The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) refused the petition stating there were “virtually no doses available.”

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